Thursday, May 31, 2018

Alcohol Inks and Foils

Alcohol inks continue to be popular and I can understand why! You can make beautiful backgrounds in minutes, each unique and stunning. Adding some foil takes the alcohol inks to another level.

Check out the card I made below -  I followed the video by Kelly Latevola. What I found in my house, the alcohol inks were tacky, not wet and the foils adhered beautifully after waiting 2-3 minutes.

Here is a close-up - and I will never get tired of the WRMK Next Gen Embossing Folders - amazing!

What I love about alcohol inks is that it is so easy to find new colour combinations - I am loving teals and butterscotch these days!

Here is another card using the WRMK Next Gen embossing folders. With this color combination, I cut up a cover plate die and mounted it on the alcohol background - it just popped!

 If you haven't tried alcohol inks, I encourage you to give it a go; if you have them in your stash, dig them out!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Laura's second layout - May kit

Good morning!

I am excited to share my second layout I created using the wonderful May kit from Scraps Shotz

I love layers and the wonderful ephemera pack from Kaisercraft is perfect for layering and a few layers of the fabulous paper!

I used the sticker title from the 12x12 stickers sheet for my title!

Thanks for stopping by

Friday, May 25, 2018

Scrap Shotz May Kit - Creating Spring Decor!

Hello! Karla back today with another project using the Scrap Shotz May Kit, featuring the gorgeous Kaisercraft Pen & Ink collection! In my first post HERE I wanted to show you how you could use the layout in a neutral colour scheme with a hint of pink. Today, I wanted to show you how you could take the neutral palette of these papers and add lots of colour for a bright and fun look. Included in the kit is an amazing Tim Holtz Etcetera Thickboard tag. As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to make a pretty Spring tag to put in my dining room for a lovely home decor piece.

I started off by tracing the tag onto the Ephemera Patterned Paper and cutting it out. I added bright Distress Oxide Inks in Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers.

I then glued on the paper to the tag, added the reinforcer, which I also sponged with the Peacock Feathers ink, and added Glossy Accents to the clock and the Enamel Accents from the Kit to add details to the background. I used the same Oxides along with some Distress Inks to watercolour in images cut from the Foiled Paper from the Kit and used some Ranger Alcohol Inks to add colour to the metal butterfly, also in the Kit.

I used various ribbons and yarns from my stash along the bottom of the tag and threaded through the top of the tag hole before hot gluing the metal butterfly at the top. I added some of the watercoloured foiled images and used a strip of the Kaisercraft gems (an add-on) to the bottom of the tag along with a sentiment sticker and the pretty lace sticker from the 12x12 Sticker Sheet from the Kit.

Lastly, I added a ticket from the Ephemera Pack, included in the Kit, and layered more of the watercoloured foiled images, bending the edges of the paper slightly and adding some foam dots to give some dimension.

A little shimmery mist gave the background some shine along with a few pretty sequins.

The Kaisercraft gems look beautiful cut to fit inside the center of the watercoloured flower. I love how this turned out and I'm so excited to have a new piece of Spring home decor!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Scrap Shotz store to order your KIT and any fun ADD-ON's. If you missed the Kit Unboxing be sure to head over to that post HEREand have a super crafty week!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Scrap Shotz May Kit - Laura's first layout!

Good morning!
I am excited to share my first projects as a new Design Team Member here at Scrap Shotz!

I decided to use the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine May Sketch as my first project here!

and here is the wonderful sketch I used

To create his layout I started with by using the walnut cardstock from the main kit for a base.

I then layered a piece of the wonderful Kaisercraft Pen and Ink paper that I layered

I chose a sequence of photos from  a recent photo shoot of our boys and my hubby playing around jumping from a gate....boys being boys!

I wanted to use the gold tape from the add on but it was a little too gold for the layout so I used the lawn fawn walnut ink pad to darken the gold and make it match my layout more!

Thanks for stopping by for my first SS post!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Scrap Shotz May Kit - Unboxing and Two Layouts!

Hi friends! Karla back today with an Unboxing Video of the new May 2018 Kit - which is gorgeous - and two layouts I've created with it. I've also got a second process video of one of the layouts I created below. I really love the neutral colours in this kit, which you can use as is beautifully, or easily add colour to - customizing it as you wish!

Click on the link HERE to see the unboxing or watch below (and don't forget to scroll down to see the layouts I created with the kit!!)

There are so many elements you can fussy cut from these amazing papers, and if you can't decide which side to use you might just have to order the extra paper add- on 😉 I absolutely adore these brush lettering puffy stickers from Pink Fresh Studio!

There is a whole 12x12 sheet of stickers as well as a page of foiled images that will be gorgeous coloured and cut! And I can't wait to use this frame paper 💓

The cardstock coordinates beautifully and the diecut package is chalk-full of goodness! These gems are an add-on and will look amazing paired with the Enamel Accents!

Now, here's a look at the layouts I created with this kit! The theme, colours and sentiments included worked perfectly for some baby photos of my little one - now 6! Yup, I was happy to get these scrapped ;) For the first layout I'm using our featured sketch this month from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Sketchy Challenge. I added soft pinks and browns using Distress Inks and Oxides to add a bit of colour to the pretty embellishments and papers.

The lovely Kaisercraft gems were perfect as an accent to the butterflies and some SpiegelMom Scraps sequins add some colour along with the pretty Enamel Accents dots. I love how you can vary the size of the Enamel Accents - I applied it at the end and waited about 20 minutes for everything to dry completely.

The Pink Fresh Studio brushed letter puffy stickers created a lovely title when combined with the hello diecut from the ephemera pack. 

There are so many lovely elements to fussy cut from the papers that it was easy to add layers to the page.

For my second layout I used the beautiful Frame diecut paper and layered it on one of the patterned papers included in the kit. I love how this turned out!

I embellished the metal butterfly, included in the kit, with some Rose Gold and Gold alcohol inks from my stash. I added some of the glossy brown Enamel Accents to the center of the butterfly as well as adding it to the lightly coloured flower diecut for colour and dimension. The strips of Kaisercraft gems can easily be manipulated to created a circular pattern and worked beautifully as an accent around the edge of the Frame paper.

I added pink and green Distress Ink and Oxides to various elements on this layout and even used them to create some pretty spatters.

I cut one of the branding strips from the bottom of the patterned paper to use as a sweet sentiment below my title. A bit of Glossy Accents give dimension to the Love diecut. 

You can check out the video HERE or watch below to see the process I used to create the Hello Beautiful layout!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Scrap Shotz store to order your KIT and any fun ADD-ON's and have a super crafty week!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Simple Stories| Bloom


Have you been enjoying new DT member Gloria's projects? I know I sure have! Scroll down to check them out if you haven't had a chance to see them yet 😊.

Rosie here sharing some layouts created with the lovely Simple Stories Bloom Collection kit, Bits and Pieces and Chipboard.

Layout was inspired by this layout found on Pinterest which I used like a sketch. If you're not a Pinner you can also subscribe to your favourite manufacturer's blogs for ideas on how to use their products.
  Use your choice of patterned paper as the base and then mat a variety of papers from the collection on black card stock. Prior to adhering the matted papers and photo I splattered the paper with Heidi Swapp Color Shine spritz.

Here's a closer look at the paper blocks. The collection kit also includes a sticker sheet which the flower cluster and clipboard came from.

I accented the flower centres with Studio Katia onyx crystals. 

The chipboard tassel banner fit this space just perfectly.

Next up is another layout inspired by this one created by Kristine Davidson for Simple Stories.

This layout came together so quickly and it's because of the inspiration layout! Collection kits are fabulous because everything works together!
I began this layout by choosing the patterned papers, ensuring I left white space just like the inspiration layout.
As with my first layout, I splattered Black Velvet Heidi Swapp Color Shine sprite on the base prior to adhering the photos and accents.

I layered stickers over the die cut typewriter which is also layered over the Hello die cut.

Here's a look at the photo which was matted on black and then white card stock. Bloom stickers and die cuts "frame" the photo and Pretty Pink Posh confetti and Studio Katia Onyx gems embellish the flower centers.

This final layout was based on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine May sketch:

I kept the photo layout the same as the sketch replacing the long or tall photo with a journal card. The  Bloom collection kit has 2 papers with Project Life type cut aparts. 
Various papers were cut into 2"x 2" squares, then cut in half diagonally. I then placed a selection along the top of the page and pieced 3 squares down the lower right side of the page.

You can see a bit of the triangle border above this photo. I added stickers from the collection sticker sheet and embellished the centers with Studio Katia onyx and sparkling crystals (these may not be listed individually in the store, email to inquire).

I trimmed down this 5"x7" card to more closely mirror the sketch. I have matted it and layered it over   the paper pieced squares. Crystals embellish these floral centers as well.

Bloom collection chipboard, stickers and die cuts create this "title" area similar to the sketch.

Lastly, rather than splattering mist or spray, I chose to randomly adhere onyx and clear crystals.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look! I would love to hear your thoughts on this post so feel free to leave a comment.